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Odds and Ends: Judge keeps GOP candidate on ballot

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—Judge keeps candidate on ballot.

A judge ruled that Jeremy Tremko will remain on the ballot for the Republican primary in House District 50. Matthew McQueen, the Democratic incumbent from Galisteo, challenged a number of his signatures, including from an individual who signed multiple times; McQueen said none of these...

NM Veterans Business Outreach Center recognized as top in nation

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Teaches Vets how to start, manage a business

SANTA FE –  Gov. Susana Martinez announced March 30 that the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center has been recognized as the best in the nation by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The outreach center, which teaches veterans how to start and manage a business, will receive the “Excellence in Service” award by the Small Business Council.

“I’m proud of the staff at our Veterans Business Outreach Center. This is a job well done. Because of their hard work, veterans are learning the ins and outs of starting and managing a business of their own,” Martinez said. “This is a well-deserved recognition, and I have no...

AG Balderas, FTC announce $75 Million settlement against sham cancer charities

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State AG’s Charities Unit was a lead agency in the action against the sham charities

SANTA FE –  Attorney General Hector Balderas along with the Federal Trade Commission and an unprecedented group consisting of all fifty states and the District of Columbia, announced that the last two nationwide sham cancer charities named in the largest charity regulation case in history, are to be dissolved, their assets transferred to a receiver for liquidation, and their president banned for life from profiting from fundraising, consulting or conducting charitable activity March 30.

The stringent ban and total forfeiture of all assets available under the law was obtained through settlement...

AG announces $605K judgements in Meth Money Laundering Case

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Alamogordo, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced March 28 that an Alamogordo judge, the Honorable James W. Counts, assessed $605,000 in penalties against brothers Joe and Robert Chavez, nicknamed “the AZ Boys”, who ran a meth-trafficking operation between New Mexico and Arizona.

In 2014, both were convicted at trial of felonies including racketeering, conspiracy, drug trafficking, and multiple counts each of money laundering. The Office of the Attorney General jointly prosecuted these criminal cases with the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The civil penalties, sought by the Office of the Attorney General, are believed to be the first ever assessed in...

President speaks in support of Economic Development

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Shares his vision of sovereignty via networking at RES 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV – In building Native American economies, tribes need to embrace their identity as nations, not minorities or federal programs, and be recognized as such by the federal government said President Russell Begaye during his keynote address at the American Indian Enterprise luncheon.

The luncheon took place last March 29 at The Mirage Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, N.M. and was held in coordination with the 2016 Reservation Economic Summit.

The president’s keynote address hit on several key issues affecting economic development within tribal lands. He strongly addressed politicians holding tribal enterprise...

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